dvd players – Sharp Bd-hp20u

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With Blu-ray slated to take over the movie watching world, the market for Blu-ray players is growing at an exponential rate. They are becoming more popular and affordable every day with additional manufacturers, like Sharp, jumping into the game.

The Sharp Bd-hp20u is an affordable Blu-ray player that supports 1080p DVD upconversion, analog outputs and digital HDMI input, with a 118 db dynamic range and 12bit/108MHz video DAC. With this system Blu-ray discs shine on any high-definition television.

Critics found the Sharp Bd-hp20u to be a sleek system with a minimalist feel, however, since it’s a first generation machine, the firmware is not upgradable. Therefore, additional features added to Blu-ray discs in the future may not be compatible. There are mixed reviews from users, it seems to be a love it or hate it kind of device.

Blu-ray is sure to be the future of home video, and although the price tag is still a little steep, the Sharp Bd-hp20u is a good option if you feel you’re in need of an upgrade.